Meet the scholars and representatives of education and civil society organizations who will form a global learning community to examine how Education can be used to combat threats against liberal democracy.
On July 17, 1998, the Rome Statute, the founding document of the International Criminal Court, was overwhelmingly approved by the countries attending the Rome Conference. one hundred twenty voted in favor of the document. While representatives from the United States made many important contributions to the Rome Statute, the United States was ultimately one of only seven nations who voted against it.* President Bill Clinton signed the treaty in the last days of his presidency in 2000. However, it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. The fact that the United States is not a member of the ICC has sparked strong opinions on both sides of the issue. In this reading you will find two documents that exemplify the debate around the United States decision not to join the ICC.
World War II brought a new awareness of human rights around the world. After the horrors of the Holocaust came to full light, few people could deny the dangers of racism. The anti-colonial movement was growing stronger around the world, and with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 by the newly formed United Nations, many turned their attention to the rights of colonized people globally. In Africa, Asia, and the Americas, liberation movements helped bring the plight of millions under European colonialism to public attention.
In the 1990s, residential schools scholars such as James R. Miller and many indigenous leaders began to argue that the efforts of the Canadian government to assimilate the Indigenous Peoples in the residential schools embodied the principle of cultural genocide: assimilation was intended to destroy the Indigenous Peoples as culturally distinct group. Other scholars pushed back, noting that the cultural destruction of a group is not included as genocide in the final version of the UN Genocide Convention. The debate has continued since then and, if anything, has gained momentum: What is the proper way to address the near-destruction of Indigenous Peoples, their languages, and their cultures? What is the government’s culpability?
The term Inuit refers broadly to the Arctic indigenous population of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Inuit means “people,” and the language they speak is called Inuktitut, though there are regional dialects that are known by slightly different names. Today, the Inuit communities of Canada live in the Inuit Nunangat—loosely defined as “Inuit homeland”—which is divided into four regions.
Justice is complicated; it operates on many levels. In the home, parents often create their own system to punish inappropriate behavior and restore fairness and peace to the household.
The Rome Statute went into effect on July 1st 2002, thus beginning the process of establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In their book The Companion to Southern Literature, Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan describe the Southern lady and the younger Southern belle, social types that exuded the traditional characteristics to which many white Southerners expected girls to aspire for much of the twentieth ce